Student Employability Coordinator

University of Kent - School of Politics and International Relations

We are seeking a candidate with the ability to think creatively and develop new ideas, to provide administrative support to the Student Employability Manager in coordinating the School’s Employability Programme. The programme is designed to assist students in development of key transferable skills, as well as providing subject specific training so they gain the knowledge, abilities and experience they need for employment and further study.

If you have excellent organisation and communication skills, with experience of dealing with enquiries from diverse sources this could be an ideal role for you.

As Student Employability Coordinator you will:

  • Update and develop the School’s Employability Moodle Module with resources from workshops and other useful material to inform students
  • Assist with the delivery of the School’s Alumni strategy to maintain links with and engage the School’s alumni
  • Liaise with central university services including the Careers and Employability Service (CES), Kent Union and Employability Points to jointly promote activities, develop shared events and signpost students effectively

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A level qualifications or equivalent
  • Experience in event and or/meeting organisation or equivalent
  • Experience in dealing with enquiries from a diverse range of sources
  • Ability to produce and maintain accurate electronic records, use databases and pay close attention to detail

School of Politics and International Relations

Politics was one of the four founding disciplines in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Kent and has always been strong in staff and student numbers. The School currently has particular strengths in Politics, International Relations, Political Thought, European Politics and International Conflict Analysis.

This School dates from the foundation of the University in 1965 but has been transformed in recent years by the development of a young, dynamic and growing staff. Our research profile cuts across traditional divisions in the discipline of Politics, International Relations, European Studies and Area Studies. We have research strengths in British and European politics and the politics and international relations of the EU, Russia, China, Japan, the USA, Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East. Staff research on numerous themes ranging across and not limited to international relations and international organisations, international security, peace and conflict, refugees, human rights, strategic studies and terrorism, foreign policy analysis, the international politics of energy and the environment, IR theory, political theory, comparative politics, democratisation, and federalism.

Further Information

Start date for applications: 29 September 2017

Interviews are to be held: 16 November 2017

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: SS1272

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

No agencies, thank you.

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